Twitter reacts as Ibrahimovic’s double wins Jose his first Manchester United

Published 02/28/2017, 5:08 AM EST
Can ‘The Chosen One’ emulate Sir Alex Ferguson’s success?

Ibrahimovic takes Manchester United to EFL Cup final win over Southampton


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Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his second and Manchester United’s third.
Photograph: Tom Jenkins

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole the show as Manchester United saw off Southampton to win the EFL Cup on Sunday.


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The Swedish legend scored one in the first half from a free-kick and a late headed winner to seal a 3-2 win despite United not being at their best.

The win helped Manchester United become the most successful English club of all time, overtaking Liverpool who have 41 major honors to their name.

Here are some of the best tweets from Twitter:

#Zlatan is a machine! @ManUtd rely so heavily on this guy

— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 26, 2017

Ibrahimovic. What a player. What a goalscorer. What a man.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 26, 2017


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now scored 217 goals across all competitions since 2011/12.

Madness. 🔥

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 26, 2017

PFA Player of the year Zlatan.

— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 26, 2017

Ibrahimović is made for the biggest moments. It’s his stage. Man Utd were lacklustre before his goal, now look fired up. Such a leader.

— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 26, 2017

Red through and through!! Great feeling to lift another trophy with my boy @paulpogba 🏆🏅🔴 #NeverFollow #manchesterunited

— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) February 26, 2017

A happy Rooney jumps on Ibrahimovic as they celebrate victory.

Twitter users stayed busy before, during and after the match. Some of them also showed their frustration after wrong offside decisions were made in favour of Manchester United.

I've lost count of how many wrong offside decisions have been made in favour of Man United this season.

— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) February 26, 2017

Every team has a twelfth man:
Liverpool – The Kop
Chelsea – The Matthew Harding
Dortmund – The Yellow Wall
Manchester United – The linesman

— 🇪🇸 (@Arrizabalager) February 26, 2017

Even Zlatan Ibrahimovic mocked Arsenal and Liverpool for their lack of major trophies in recent years.

Including the Community Shield, Ibrahimovic now has two winners’ medals during his seven months in England, half as many trophies as Arsenal have collected since 2005.

Chris Smalling angers Liverpool fans with tweet.

Shout out my man @Ibra_official 💥 …@LFC WATCH THE THRONE 😝 #MUFC

— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) February 26, 2017


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Liverpool were forced to change their description on twitter. Their twitter bio now reads: “Official worldwide account of Liverpool FC. #LFC”.

Well that escalated quickly.

— ayush (@isayushsingh) February 27, 2017


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José Mourinho’s side are sixth in the Premier League on 48 points, one point behind the Champions League qualification place, and are to play Bournemouth next at Old Trafford on Saturday, 4th march.



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